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  • Road closure continues for Colorado Springs Utilities pipeline project

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Space Village Avenue will stay closed this week between Marksheffel Road and Colorado 94 as crews finish installing pipeline and repaving roads as part of the Southern Delivery System project. Drivers traveling east and west are asked to use Colorado 94 as an alternative route. The...

  • Colorado Republicans shifted the ground game

    Lynn Bartels, The Denver Post
    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Colorado Republicans, stung by years of bitter infighting, turned their muscle on Democrats instead of one another this election, stealthily creeping through blue-collar and crucial counties, and racking up one vote after another. Superstitious after years of heartbreak, they...

  • Colorado state Senate Democrats cede control

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    DENVER — Democrats ceded control of the Colorado state Senate to the GOP on Saturday, setting up a divided Legislature after two years of Democratic control. Democratic Senate President Morgan Carroll announced Saturday morning that the chamber has flipped from 18 Democrats and 17...

  • Judge tosses Aurora's lawsuit against hotels who sued to stop project funding

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    DENVER - An Arapahoe County district judge on Friday tossed out a counter lawsuit that the city of Aurora and developers of the proposed Gaylord Rockies hotel and conference center had filed against a group of hotel owners who had sued them to stop state funding of the project. It's...

  • GOP likely to take Colorado Senate, Dems retain House

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Republicans appear likely to take over the state Senate, with fewer than 3,000 ballots remaining uncounted Friday night in the seat that will swing the majority. Unofficial results from Adams County, which were delayed by three days because a write-in candidate for county surveyor...

  • Supreme Court to hear new challenge to Obama's health care law

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law. The justices said they will decide whether the law authorizes subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums. A...

  • Exclusive: El Paso County Sheriff's Office commanders on leave collect $130K

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has paid more than $130,000 to three commanders who have been on administrative leave since May, according to a county spokesman. Mitchel Lincoln, Robert King and Rodney Gehrett were put on leave May 12. That was the same day the three commanders...

  • Results of Mayor Bach's downtown Colorado Springs stadium survey finally released

    by monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    A majority of residents did not want the Sky Sox baseball stadium to move downtown, according to the results of a community survey ordered in May 2013 by Mayor Steve Bach. The results of the survey, kept secret for more than a year, were released by Bach Thursday after The Gazette...

  • Newly elected Klingenschmitt opens up about death threats

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Gordon Klingenschmitt, the newly elected state House representative for southeastern Colorado Springs, said he notified security at the Capitol that he received death threats this year that are under investigation. "I'm concerned, and I'm taking it seriously," Klingenschmitt said...

  • About 1,600 El Paso County ballots have not been counted

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Did you sign your mail-in ballot? If not, your ballot could be one of 1,600 that were not counted for various issues, including missing signatures, said Ryan Parsell, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office spokesman. The office received 257 unsigned mail-in ballots and 573...

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